Good news! Distributed Strain Sensing (DSS) data from the Groningen gas field are now published at Yoda data services. On request from the Dutch research community DeepNL, EPOS-NL approached the Groningen field operator (NAM) to publish these data. These are unique data, describing compaction of the reservoir system during production of the seismogenic Groningen gas field. The Groningen gas field is the largest gas field in Europe. Gas production in this field has led to seismicity and surface subsidence, both believed to be caused by compaction of the underlying reservoir sandstone. In 2015, the field operator (Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij – NAM) installed a fibre-optic cable in the Zeerijp-3a well, at a true vertical depth of about 2900 to 3200 m, i.e. in and around the gas reservoir. The Zeerijp-3a well is situated in the center of the field, where seismicity (<3.4 M) and subsidence (34 cm) are both greatest. This cable
On 16 September 2021, the first EPOS-NL annual meeting was held. With the theme “EPOS-NL: what’s in it for you?”, this day focused on the services EPOS-NL provides for research, notably: Free-of-charge access to Dutch research facilities Central data access We look back on an inspiring day. We thank the lab representatives and EPOS-NL partners who presented at this meeting, Helen Glaves for giving an inspiring keynote talk on “Open science, why does it matter?” and well over 100 participants who joined the meeting. Did you miss (part of) the meeting, or would you like to review some of the presentations you’ve seen? Many of the presentations given can be accessed here.
Recently, NWO developed a series of clips of currently operating, national programs within the roadmap for large-scale infrastructure programs, including EPOS-NL. Watch them now on Youtube! The NWO national roadmap for large-scale research infrastructure aims to strengthen the scientific position of the Netherlands by encouraging the development and construction of large-scale research facilities.
The 2nd call for Facility Access was open from 9 June to 16 July 2021, for proposals to get access to the ESL High Pressure and Temperature (HPT) and Tectonic modelling labs at Utrecht University, the CT scanners of the Multi-scale Imaging and Tomography (MINT) facility at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and/or the Delft Petrophysics Lab at TU Delft. In this 2nd call we received 13 applications, bringing the 2021 total to 31 applications, from all over the world. Successful applicants receive(d) the following services free of charge: lab/equipment use, technical support and scientific support for analyzing data for the duration of the access period. EPOS-NL expects to grant 22 to 25 out of the total 31 applications, fully in the spirit of sharing research facilities and open science! The next call for EPOS-NL Facility Access will be open in Q1 2022. To stay informed about future calls, subscribe to our newsletter here: Stay